Kim Gray’s Best Beauty Advice

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We asked Kim Gray, the creator of the popular lifestyle blog, Kim Gray, and baby blog, Kim Gray Petite, what beauty advice she swears by, and what beauty products she simply can’t live without!

What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever heard?

Wear Sunscreen!”

What are your top three beauty essentials?

I don’t leave the house without mascara, whether it’s to Pilates or the grocery store. A good lip balm goes a long way – think lips, cuticles, dry patches and a BB cream helps me to feel confident yet not overly made up.”

What’s your favourite Oh-Lief product?

I love the Natural Olive Insect Balm – it’s by far the best on the market in my opinion – and I love that I can use it on me & my 1 year old without worrying about nasty chemicals. “

Keep mosquitoes and other insects at bay with Oh-Lief’s gentle and effective Natural Olive Insect Balm!

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As the weather hots up and your baby starts spending more time outdoors, it’s essential that you stock up on a safe – yet effective – insect repellent to keep mosquitoes and other insects at bay. As a mom, you may struggle to find a product that’s gentle enough to use on your baby’s delicate skin, which is why Oh-lief Natural Products has created Oh-lief Natural Olive Insect Balm. Read more…

Watch Oh-Lief’s TV debut on SABC3’s #ThinkBigSA at 21:30 tonight!

Oh-Lief Natural Products will be making our television debut on Standard Bank’s new TV series, ThinkBig, on SABC3 at 21:30 tonight. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve made it to the top 12 out of one thousand hopefuls, and are holding thumbs that we’ll make it through to the next round.

To learn more about Oh-Lief Natural Products and to follow our ThinkBig dream, tune in to SABC3 at 21:30 tonight (Thursday, 24 July 2014), or catch the repeat on Sunday (27 July 2014). Till then, here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for you…

 

Don’t forget to follow us as we live tweet during the show – you’ll find our Twitter account, here. We’ll be giving away spot prizes to our loyal fans and followers every week! (Don’t forget to use our hashtag: #ThinkBigThinkOhLief)

Thinking about switching to a natural body lotion? Here’s why you should!

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Most of us know that the skin is the body’s largest organ, yet we still don’t take the time to properly nourish it and, when we do, we rarely think about the repercussions of what we’re applying.  Fact is, much of what we put onto our skin is absorbed into the bloodstream – a scary thought, when you think about all the nasties that may be lurking in your skincare products. Read more…

OH-LIEF NATURAL PRODUCTS BEATS HUNDREDS OF HOPEFULS AND MAKES IT TO THE TOP 12 OF THE STANDARD BANK THINKBIG BUSINESS TV SHOW!

Oh-Lief Natural Products has been selected as one of 12 finalists (out of roughly 1000 hopefuls) in Standard Bank’s new business TV show, ThinkBig.

This 10-part television series will track the personal and business challenges of 12 of South Africa’s most promising SMMEs who dare to go beyond their comfort zone towards a potential R1 million investment into their dream.

“We are very excited to have made it through to the top 12,” says Christine Buchanan, co-founder of Oh-lief Natural Products. “We scraped all our money together to start Oh-lief, and we’ve worked hard over the past 4 years to grow our business.” Read more…

Our lip balms are good enough to eat… literally!

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Have you ever stopped to think about any potential harmful ingredients that may be lurking in your lip balm? Considering that most lip products eventually end up being ‘eaten’, we think it’s best to err on the safe side, which is why we created our popular range of natural olive lip balms. Read more…

Trust us, you’ll want to get your hands on this perfect pair!

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We all know how important it is to wash your hands regularly throughout the day, but this is even more vital during the winter months to help prevent the spread of germs and to fight colds and ‘flu.

The only problem? So many soaps and hand washes leave your hands feeling dry and dehydrated – and all this on top of the regular dryness that you’re faced with during the colder months. But Oh-lief Natural Products has the answer to your skincare woes, in the form of the Oh-lief Grapefruit, Sweet Orange and Tea Tree Hand Wash and Oh-lief Grapefruit and Lime Hand Lotion.  Read more…

NEWS FLASH! All Oh-lief Natural Products are back in stock at Wellness Warehouse stores nationwide!

Capetonians, we have some good news to brighten your day! You’ll find the entire Oh-lief Natural Products range, including both our baby range and the body range for adults, at Wellness Warehouse stores nationwide.

Don’t forget to stock up on your favourite Oh-lief Natural Products next time you pop into one of these stores:

Wellness Warehouse Cape Quarter – 021 425 4707

Wellness Warehouse Cavendish Square – 021 673 7200

Wellness Warehouse Gardens – 021 461 2661

Wellness Warehouse Glengarry – 021 981 2099

Wellness Warehouse Helderberg – 021 851 1949

Wellness Warehouse Lifestyle on Kloof – 021 487 5420

Wellness Warehouse Palmyra – 021 671 2363

Wellness Warehouse Plattekloof – 021 558 7106

Wellness Warehouse Sea Point – 021 434 0460

Wellness Warehouse The Paddocks – 021 551 6335

Wellness Warehouse V&A Waterfront Kiosk – 021 418 0175

Wellness Warehouse Wembley Square – 021 461 3775

Wellness Warehouse Support Office – 021 003 3552

You’re Invited!

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Please join Oh-lief Natural Products at Kamers & CCDI at The Castle Of Good Hope, Cape Town, from 5 to 8 June 2014. 

This is the first year that popular pop-up shop, Kamers Vol Geskenke, is partnering with the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) to bring you a visual feast of creativity, entrepreneurship, food, live music and design wares. Oh-lief will be exhibiting at Kamers & CCDI, so pop by to see our full range and stock up on your favourite products.

DATES AND TIMES:

Thursday, 5 June: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday, 6 June & Saturday, 7 June 2014: 10:00-20:00
Sunday, 8 June 2014: 10:00-15:00

VENUE:

The Castle of Good Hope
C/O Darling and Buitenkant Streets
Cape Town
8001

GPS: 33°92’46.58″S, 18°42’62.29″E

TICKETS:

R60 at Computicket or at the entrance

R40 for students and pensioners, children under 18 enter for free.

We hope to see you there!

Special delivery! A bundle of baby essentials for your bundle of joy!

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As an expectant mom, you’re faced with an overwhelming number of decisions: which hospital to give birth at, what to name your baby, picking the perfect pram and last, but not least – finding the very best products to care for your newborn’s delicate skin. That’s where our newest baby, the Oh-lief Natural Products Baby Box, comes in…

We’ve lovingly hand-picked all of our best-loved baby products and packaged them in a beautiful, eco-friendly box, along with a cut-out-and-keep Green Pop certificate, to make finding the perfect products – or choosing a meaningful baby shower gift – an absolute breeze.

The Oh-lief Natural Products Baby Box is a 3D box – made using absolutely NO acetate – that contains a full-sized Natural Olive Bum Balm (125g), which is specially formulated to reduce nappy and teething rashes while soothing your baby’s delicate skin. Made using certified organic cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, beeswax and organic lavender oil, this is a great replacement for conventional, non-organic bum creams and powders and is one of our most popular products.

The box also contains a travel-size Natural Olive Baby Shampoo & Wash (100ml), which is ideal for slipping into your baby bag or when traveling. You’ll also find a travel-size tub of our best-selling Natural Aqueous Cream (50g) in the gift box. This product is the first-of-its-kind in South Africa and is the original, locally manufactured organic aqueous cream. It contains no petrochemicals, paraffin or mineral oils and it’s ideal for the whole family – especially newborn babies. It can also be used as a gentle top-to-toe wash on your new baby’s delicate skin.

We’ve also included dinky, sample-sizes (10g each) of our beloved Natural Olive Baby Wax (fantastic for treating dry patches, cradle cap or insect bites, or used as a massage balm to soothe your baby after bath time), Natural Olive Insect Balm (which is completely natural and 100% safe to use on babies aged 6 months and older, and contains certified organic lemongrass and citronella oil to keep mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies at bay), and our popular Natural Olive Tummy Wax to nourish your growing belly naturally during pregnancy, or for use on dry, cracked nipples while breastfeeding. These miniatures are perfect for popping into your nappy bag, and are ideal for trying some of our best-selling products for yourself, before you buy.

You’ll also receive a Green Pop tree certificate with compliments from Oh-lief with every Baby Box you buy!

The Oh-lief Natural Products Baby Box is the perfect baby shower gift for expectant moms, or as a starter kit for new moms. It gives moms the opportunity to try our products before committing to buying the full-sized items, so that you can rest assured that Oh-Lief Natural Products offers the best care for your baby’s delicate skin.

The Oh-Lief Natural Products Baby Box retails at R220 and can be bought at Oh-lief Natural Products stockists or online at ohlief.com

 

SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER! We’re offering our beloved Oh-lief fans a special discounted price when you purchase the Oh-lief Natural Products Baby Box before 10 June 2014! You’ll receive the beautiful Baby Box for just R195 (normal price R220), so place those orders pronto! 

5 Steps to soften and smooth dry, cracked feet

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What are your biggest winter beauty woes? Many women complain about dealing with dry, cracked heels as the weather cools, which is usually caused by cold temperatures or indoor heating, but could also be put down to ill-fitting shoes, being on your feet all day, or even not taking care of your feet properly. Here are 5 simple steps to get rid of dry feet and ensure soft, smooth feet all winter-long:

  1. Start by giving your feet a good scrub to get rid of any dead skin cells and dry, flaky skin. We recommend creating your own, all-natural foot scrub by combining one of Oh-lief’s body waxes with a little brown sugar. Try Oh-lief Roman Chamomile Body Wax at the end of a long day, or Oh-lief Grapefruit Body Wax for a fresh, rejuvenating scrub.
  2. Apply a little Oh-lief Natural Olive Heel Balm to your cuticles, before gentle pushing them back with an orange stick or a face cloth.
  3. Next, use nail clippers to neatly cut your toenails straight across, or use a nail file to gently file them down and get rid of any rough edges.
  4. Apply a generous amount of Oh-lief Natural Olive Heel Balm to each foot, gently massaging it into your heels and the soles of your feet. Spend a little time doing this to give yourself the full benefits of a relaxing foot massage. Better yet, ask your partner to do it for you!
  5. Slip on a pair of cotton socks for optimum hydration over night.

Our Natural Olive Heel Balm contains certified organic cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil and organic cold-press Avocado oil to form the basis of this rich, luxurious balm. These work well to soothe and repair dry, cracked heels, while certified organic lime oil provides a refreshing, zingy scent – perfect after a long day on your feet. Our Natural Olive Heel Balm also contains organic Tea Tree Oil, which is renowned for it’s antibacterial properties, to ensure that your feet are well taken care of.

 You can purchase Oh-lief Natural Olive Heel Balm at ohlief.com or by clicking here.

 

One of a kind!

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Have you noticed a rash or redness on your or your baby’s skin? Your moisturiser could be to blame, so be sure to check the ingredients list for methylisothiazolinone (also known as MI), and switch to a safer, more gentle alternative, like Oh-lief Natural Olive Aqueous Cream. Read more…

3 Amazing benefits of Roman Chamomile for your skin

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Whenever I’ve had a long day and I feel particularly frazzled, I end my day with a long soak in the tub, followed by a soothing cup of Chamomile tea while massaging Oh-lief Roman Chamomile Body Wax into my tired limbs. Read more…

Bathing 101: How to care for your baby’s delicate skin

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Bathing your newborn for the first time can be an incredibly daunting experience; getting the temperature of the bath water just right, knowing how to hold your baby, and finding gentle products that won’t harm your baby’s delicate, new skin are concerns faced by most new mothers during the first few weeks of their babies’ lives. Read more…

Add a splash of citrus to your beauty routine

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What if we told you that using Oh-lief Natural Grapefruit & Sweet Orange Body Wash helps to ease anxiety and could even lead strangers to believe that you are five years younger than you really are? Read more…

5 Ways To Treat Nappy Rash

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As a mom, you want only the very best for your baby, which is why the sudden appearance of your baby’s first nappy rash can be devastating. No one wants their baby to suffer from the discomfort of nappy rash, but the reality is that most babies will experience nappy rash at least once during their first year. All hope is not lost, though – here are some simple ways that you can help to prevent nappy rash: Read more…

Oils: all you’ll ever need to know!

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Beauty oils seem to be everywhere at the moment: lining the shelves of beauty counters and adorning the pages of just about every glossy magazine out there. Body, facial and hair oils are definitely trending in the beauty industry, but they are so much more than just a fad. Here are our top reasons to add Oh-lief Green Rooibos Body Oil to your beauty routine: Read more…

Stop stretch marks in their tracks with Oh-lief Natural Olive Tummy Wax

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Pregnancy is a time of gorgeous, glowing skin; thick, lustrous hair, and the promise of bringing a new life into the world, of course. But, for many women, it’s also the time when those dreaded stretch marks begin to appear, not to mention tight, itchy skin!

There are many factors that contribute to the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy, including how much baby weight you gain, how fast you gain it, and your genetics. But there are a few things you can do to help prevent or at least minimise the appearance of stretch marks – starting with a twice daily massage using Oh-Lief’s best loved Natural Olive Tummy Wax. Read more…

Oh-Lief Natural and Organic Body Products

Look out for our two new launched products

We are proud to announce two new additions to our baby range…

both products are made with CERTIFIED organic* ingredients, is biodegradable, products and ingredients are not tested on animals, and is suitable for babies with sensitive skin

Natural Aqueous Cream: An eco friendly cream that is suitable for the whole family- especially babies!

The first product of its kind in South Africa, we have formulated an aqueous Cream for new born babies that contains no petroleum jellies, paraffin or mineral oils, rather beeswax, natural clay, olive, sesame and coconut oil! It can be used as a wash off cream for new born babies and later on as a lotion.

Read more…